Tuesday, April 12, 2011

#1795 The most frivolous purchase I ever made

Photos: Katherine Lowe

Back in May of last year when I was obviously far too flush for my own good, I went on a commissioning spree and dropped quite a number of dollars on various made-to-measure garments at Crane Brothers. In a two month period I believe I ordered something like five pairs of pants, two shirts and a blazer. I now have a pair of cotton pants in every functional colour under the sun (olive green, navy, charcoal, beige, etc) and this somewhat less functionally coloured pistachio green cotton blazer. I wore it extensively around Milan and Paris in June, then hung it back up for the winter. Yesterday, in a bout of sartorial enthusiasm, I dusted it off and tried it on again and despite a few wrinkles, it's still good. However: The problem with this jacket is that it goes with beige pants and pretty much nothing else. A more frivolous purchase I have never made. Who's bad?

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8 comments:

Louise C said...

Dark jeans? Maybe get matching pants for a pecan green suit?

Caitlin Brown said...

Pistachio green, perhaps? =)

Caitlin Brown said...

Pistachio green, perhaps? =)

Bryce J said...

Dark blue raw denim, in a slim cut, cuffed once with nice shoes, preferably leather.


Slow news day in the Hindin-miller camp?

isaaclikes said...

Oh yeah I thought pecan green sounded wrong. Changed above.

A M said...

IMHO, That jacket washes you out with the mid gray + beige. Maybe if u had navy knit under?
but with navy or denim chino. or even maybe dark charcoal dress pant. W/ chocolate, navy again or dark green jumper underneath. But pretty much anything dark that'l contrast right, especially from the earthy tones. - and drop the garish flare of red.

Alexandra_morse said...

Hey Isaac, this jacket seems very versatile to me: goes with navy, red, purple pants....

Jvporter said...

what àre bending yourself all out of shape about?
u can wear that with any color, all year.
Jeff,
Amsterdam